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Aso Base Backpackers

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1498 Kurokawa, Aso 869-2225, Kumamoto Prefecture
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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Aso Backpackers is one of the best hostels I have ever stayed. The owners are friendly and helpful. The atmosphere of the hostel is wonderful. The common area is very spacious and well decorated. We cooked dinner with our room mates and held a small party by the stove. Travellers could also refresh themselves after their journeys. The view of... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Very clean and well run hostel near the volcano. Lots of info available about how to reach the volcano, onward transport etc. Comfortable dorms, very clean shared toilets and showers. Lots of cosy common space. One of the most modern hostels I stayed at in Kyushu. Good location close to train station, supermarkets and some restaurants. Helpful and friendly staff... More 

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Amsterdam
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Stayed here for two nights, lucky to have our own car to do some sightseeingin the greater area as the hiking trails are closed due to vulcanic activity. Lovely bright place with a spacious and comfortable living room and huge kitchen. All is very clean. Enough toilets and showers upstairs, however, showering is quite a challenge as you have to... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Loved my stay here. Staff is super professional. Home is so clean. Common area is the perfect place to share a cup of tea and meet other travelers. Room is quiet and comfortable and setup so you will rest well!

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Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The Aso Base is an excellent choice! There’s not much that hasn’t been said already, but be sure it’s extremely clean, cosy, staff are nice, the place is nice and quiet. Certainly the best hostel we’ve had in Japan, you cannot do anything wrong with this place! There are a couple of restaurants around, too – plus a Lawson across... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Came for three days, stayed six. Some of the best facilities I stayed at. Ultra clean, comfortable bunks, only four per room, great kitchen, fully stocked. Nice attention to details. Owners really attentive to guests. One guest wanted to purchase pottery but gallery was going to be closed before she left, Yoshi not only called to see if they would... More 

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

An excellent hostel, as other reviewers have said. The hostel is calm despite the proximity of the main road. Each dorm has only 4 beds, which are solidly constructed and don't shake, and the windows are double-glazed. The hostel fittings are clean and modern, with a strong free wifi signal, and there is even free coffee and toiletries. The reception... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This place is beautiful. I want to live at Aso Base Backpackers. Whereas most Japanese hostels I've visited are clean, helpful, and well-located, ABB takes quality to a new level. It is hands down the nicest hostel I've stayed at in Asia. The interior is spotless and beautifully designed. There is a wood burning stove which must be beautifully cozy... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We stayed on one of their larger private rooms and it was very good. Ideally situated, close to the station and the centre of the village. The place was immaculate in every way. The reception desk was helpful. The kitchen was very well equipped and large enough for everyone. A very pleasant wood stove kept us warm in the evenings... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I read on another website that this is the only place you should stay in the Aso area and they were right. This place is the best value for money. The staff were super friendly, communication was really good and they spent time to recommend some really great onsen around the Kurokawa area. We had a private room which was... More 

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